[FPS Benchmarks] ARK: Survival Evolved on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W) – the RTX 3080 is 45% faster on Epic quality

ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that has good graphics quality and interesting gameplay full of challenges. The player is sent to an island prohibited by dinosaurs and other creatures (as well as hostile humans). In order to survive, you have to build a base, create weapons, and you have to hunt animals for food.

Visually, the game looks stunning, especially on Epic quality, but in this scenario, the title isn’t light at all. For 60 FPS on this quality level, you’re going to need a fast and expensive GPU in order to reach this kind of performance. For this article, we’re going to compare the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for ARK: Survival Evolved list.


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]
GPU chipGA104GA106
Shader units6144 (+60%)3840
ROPs96 (+100%)48
Base Clock (MHz)up to 11851387 (+17%)
Boost clock (MHz)up to 16051702 (+6%)
Memory clock (MHz)17501750
Memory size (MB)8192 (+33%)6144
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256 (+33%)192
TGP (Total Graphics Power)130W130W
DirectX version12.112.1
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink

Synthetic benchmarks

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

ARK: Survival EvolvedFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]182 fps (+3%)150 fps (+36%)118 fps (+33%)80 fps (+45%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]177 fps110 fps89 fps55 fps


On average, the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is 29% faster compared to the RTX 3060 (130W), and that sounds normal given the fact of how powerful the bigger GPU is. If your wallet is wide enough, the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) can give you much more FPS than the smaller GPU. On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 3060 (130W) is a price / performance champion – it costs less and its performance is good for a mid-range product.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]

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